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Pension on a dial To account for the inherent uncertainty in forecasting economic growth, equity market returns, and interest rate volatility, SOA modeled five annual average return scenarios on projected multiemployer plan insolvencies. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The multiemployer pension plans projected to be insolvent by 2038 could benefit from sustained returns in equity markets – but even under unusually optimistic projections, most plans expected to run out of cash would still do so.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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